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Whale Watch Experience

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“whale season”(4 reviews)
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Marina Drive | Pier 1, Coffs Harbour International Marina, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
+61 422 210 338
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went as family group - including two kids 3 and 5. We kept in touch with the crew during the preceding 2-3 days to ensure calms seas. Great trip - we saw plenty of whales - not too close and not too many acrobatics....More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Had a great 2hr adventure although the seas were choppy. Very stable craft and excellent friendly hosts. We saw whales and turtles and even got a little wet ! But all in all and excellent tour !

Thank blinky58
Reviewed 10 August 2018

This whale season started early with a few still going south and a few starting to come back north. Hopefully more sightings as more start coming north. The catamaran was very nice but don't expect to sail. They have to motor which is a bit...More

1  Thank Penny D
Reviewed 4 August 2018

It was an amazing experience as we could see whales. We were in a catamaran and it was fun. The captain of the catamaran and Lee the tour guide were friendly and lovely people.

Thank wen5371
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

This is a must do during the whale watching season. The 2 person crew were fantastic, we spent the whole morning sharing some very memorable moments with these majestic giants.

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We have been out on this boat a number of times over successive years and we have never been disappointed. Lee, the tour operator and her crew always come up with the goods, whales galore. The boat is never crowded,a great way to spent a...More

Thank Ian3759
Reviewed 23 June 2018

The catamaran, the staff, the experience. Absolutely the best. We booked Pacific Explorer whilst we were travelling down the south coast. The company were fantastic, the staff so relaxed and knowledgeable. I love the fact that they don't over book the vessel, so that everyone...More

2  Thank heatherrollo
Reviewed 15 June 2018

easy to book in and lovely people to deal with. Would definetly go again. Its ideal for any age people who want to see the whales.

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Had the pleasure of caring for a 10 year old on 8 September and decided to book us both in the whale-watching trip on the Pacific Explorer. A half day trip on a catamaran, the tour caters for small groups and families. We were not...More

Thank michellewN5880KM
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I could accurately just say that this was a peak life experience and end it there, but that wouldn't do justice to Lee and Greg's welcome, warmth and over twenty years of experience following whales. I think I'll call Lee the whale whistler! She seemed...More

2  Thank Rodd1727
Lee B, Owner at Whale Watch Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thanks Rod for your review. I am so glad you and Deb enjoyed your cruise, as you said we know how to get the best from the whales. It takes patience and time for them to become comfortable with us and this day it took...More

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5 October 2017|
Response from Lee B | Property representative |
Our whale watching season runs from June through to November. We finish in first week in Nov Bookings prior are required. Usually a few days. We depart daily at 8.30 weather permitting and are usually out for about 2 and a... More
Tara-jean B
6 August 2016|
Response from Leosinger | Reviewed this property |
It's $50 pp, trips are 8.30 am depart, return around 11 am.
30 October 2015|
Response from Lee B | Property representative |
We can take bookings now for next season , all we need is a mobile phone number the day you wish to go and the number of people. We are governed by the weather so we make a decision on the day and let you know by text if we... More